Court Reporting

Embark on a career that is vital, exciting and rewarding, with opportunities coast-to-coast as well as overseas. Court Reporters can work in the legal community, provide communications access for people with hearing loss, be an independent contractor or run their own reporting agency.

Court Reporters in court and freelance reporters in the deposition field earn more than $85,000 a year. A degree is not required.

In addition to court reporting, the skills and services of shorthand reporters are also in great demand for administrative hearings, conferences, conventions, senate and congressional hearings, legal offices, medical and insurance offices, the motion picture industry, and the scientific and business communities.

Certification as a CART provider (Communication Access Realtime Translation) is also available (captioning for the deaf and hard of hearing).

Completion of the course provides the prerequisites for acceptance for examination by the State of California Certified Shorthand Reporters Board, by which Tri-Community Adult Education is certified as a recognized court reporting school. Our successful pass rates have proven that our school is among the top schools that produce well-trained, ready-to-work professional. The course is also certified through the National Court Reporters Association. 

Students work through this program at their own set pace. Completion of the program is estimated to be from 3 to 4 years, depending on the student's level of commitment.

Our graduates are highly trained realtime writers, and, upon receipt of their CSR license, find job placement immediately.

There is a day and evening program available with low-cost tuition. Stenotype machines are also available for student use at no additional cost. The prerequisite for enrollment is a high school diploma or a GED.

Our faculty are highly qualified with each possessing a CRI (Certified Reporting Instructor) certification through NCRA.

For more information about careers in this dynamic field and the course offered, contact Dixie King, CSR, CRI, Program Coordinator.


Students In Action

Griswold Center's Court Reporting Program is Approved by the Court Reporters Board of California, the National Court Reporters Association and Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Our Court Reporters

Griswold Center offers:

~ Court and Deposition Reporting

~ Captioning - Broadcast and classroom

~ Rapid text entry

~ Medical Transcription

~ Scoping


Our successful students

So, what are you waiting for? Give Tri-Community Adult Education's Court Reporting Program a call or email today!


Our staff

Dan Griboon (Principal), Dixie King (Program Coordinator),
Mary Rea (Instructor), Cindy Fallgren (Instructor)


Click here to view our Spring Court Reporting Class Schedule


For more information, contact:

  • Dixie King, Program coordinator, CSR, CRI
    Telephone: (626) 472-7681
    Fax: (626) 472-7684


Classes begin: Spring Session, 7 March 2016 (12-Week Session)


We are located at:

         16209 E. San Bernardino Rd., Covina, California 91722
         (Between the 10 and 210 freeways, west of Vincent Avenue)